Language legislation and language rights is one of the many research fields of the Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment. The South African Language Rights Monitor (SALRM) is an annual report written by the ULFE covering the years from 2002 to 2011. The Monitor gives an overall view on the state of language matters and language rights, specifically in South Africa, as predominantly reflected in the media during a given year. However, seeing as this publication focused only on a general overview of a given year, it was decided to shift the attention to ongoing, pressing issues.

From this, a new series evolved, known as the SALRM Focus Editions. This seriesexplore various issues highlighted in the Monitor, in depth. In part, it is our hope that these focus editions will contribute significantly to the present-era documentation of language developments in South Africa.

Research relating to this discipline often includes multilingualism, as can be found in this article: 


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